Creating MP3s with Audacity

Installing the Lame Library

To create MP3s you will need to obtain a copy of the file lame library and to register it with Audacity.

First download the file for your computer.

For Windows, download here and install the file. You may need to tell Audacity where the file is located. If so simply go to EDIT > PREFERENCES > LIBRARIES and locate the installed .dll file.

For MacOS, download the install package here and install. You may need to tell Audacity where the file is located. If so simply go to EDIT > PREFERENCES > LIBRARIES and locate the folder used for installation.

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As well as MP3s, Audacity can export other file types - uncompressed WAV files and Ogg Vorbis format files.